‘That's worse’, ‘Don’t Moshiri ever listen’: Some Everton fans react as report claims Nuno alternative
Some Everton fans have been reacting on social media after talkSPORT claimed Rafa Benitez is under consideration after talks with Nuno Espirito Santo stalled.
Blues owner Farhad Moshiri and Director of Football Marcel Brands are still searching for Carlo Ancelotti’s replacement. The Italian left Everton in the lurch last month when he accepted Real Madrid’s offer to replace Zinedine Zidane.
The Toffees held talks with Nuno over the vacant Goodison Park position last week. But the Merseyside outfit are yet to agree on terms with the unemployed former Wolverhampton Wanderers boss.
Everton were on the brink of appointing Nuno over the weekend, per the Daily Mail, with Moshiri ready conclude talks. The Portuguese’s wage demands and plans for a backroom team were not seen to be issues that would thwart his arrival.
However, Everton are yet to announce his arrival, thus Benitez has re-entered the conversation. Moshiri is open to turning to the Spaniard and bringing the former Liverpool manager back to Merseyside, even despite the potential backlash from supporters.
Benitez is currently out of work following his decision to leave DL Pro in January to be with his family. Everton also explored hiring former Manchester City and West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini. And Christopher Galtier also featured on Brands’ shortlist after he won the Ligue 1 title with Lille.
Everton fans react to report Benitez is under consideration
But while Moshiri is prepared to hire Benitez, the backlash from Everton fans has already begun. Some have reacted to talkSPORT’s claim that the Spaniard is under consideration by sharing that he would be a worse appointment than Nuno.
Others have also voiced their desires for alternative managers to be in the running – including Galtier. Graham Potter is another who the Goodison Park fanbase admire, while Brands is also a big fan of the Brighton boss, per The Athletic.
So, here are some of the messages shared…
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